Stephanandra tanakae (Franch. & Sav.) Franch. & Sav.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Stephanandra tanakae' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/stephanandra/stephanandra-tanakae/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

Synonyms

  • Neillia tanakae Franch. & Sav.

Other taxa in genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lax
Loose or open.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
panicle
A much-branched inflorescence. paniculate Having the form of a panicle.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Stephanandra tanakae' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/stephanandra/stephanandra-tanakae/). Accessed 2022-05-25.

A deciduous shrub of twiggy habit, up to 6 ft or perhaps more high, with glabrous, slender branches. Leaves broadly ovate or triangular, 2 to 5 in. long and from two-thirds to quite as much wide, the point long and slender, the base rounded or heart-shaped, the margins double-toothed, and frequently with one or two pairs of angular lobes more or less developed near the base, veins hairy when quite young, becoming glabrous; stipules heart-shaped, toothed, 14 in. long. Flowers yellowish white, produced in June and July in a lax, branching panicle 2 to 4 in. long; each flower 15 in. across on a stalk about as long; stamens fifteen to twenty. Bot. Mag., t. 7593.

Native of Japan, introduced to Kew in 1893. It differs from S. incisa in the larger, less deeply cut leaves (which turn an orange colour in autumn), in the broader stipules, the more numerous stamens, and in the longer, more slender, and less densely flowered panicles. The flowers become a purer white under sunnier skies than ours. The species is hardier than S. incisa and its stems are brighter brown.